Melissa de Leon
 

personal
styling

Each of these collections were inspired by
real women with really different (life)styles.

 

Find the collection that best suits your need, and fill out a prospective client form below to apply for a free phone call with Melissa.

 
 

SARA

Sara is a young, dedicated teacher. Her husband is currently in grad school, so she's supporting the two of them off of her teachers salary. She is so hardworking that, during the summers or after school hours, she works as a real estate agent to bring in extra income. She searches for sales and spends her money wisely. As a teacher she has a natural passion for learning, and wants to educate herself about styling, shopping and creating a versatile wardrobe. Because she has a small budget, Sara wants to invest in a few hours with a personal stylist to go shopping together and learn how to shop and dress for herself. What she learns she will apply to future shopping trips, and soon enough she will know how to create outfits on her own!

The Sara personal styling collection includes:

  • FREE introductory phone call
  • In-person consultation
  • Style development outlining your style refresh
  • I guide you through a hands-on shopping experience; assisting you in styling and teaching you what best suits your body type and wardrobe needs
  • A personalized look book with photos of items you purchased on our shopping trip, including future outfitting ideas, and an updated shopping strategy
 

 

LINLEY

Linley is a selfless, stay-at-home mom. She sacrifices for her family everyday, and it brings her joy to provide a safe, loving and laughter-filled home for her husband and toddler. She spends most of her time caring for her son; taking him to museums, visiting family, exploring local parks, or strolling through their neighborhood. While her son naps or is cared for by a babysitter, she maintains their home. Linley spends her time generously giving to others, and when she has free time, her family takes precedence. Since giving birth to her son, she has had difficulties finding clothes that are comfortable and cute, and wants to refine her style now that she is a mother.  A virtual styling session is ideal for her unpredictable schedule, and it can work alongside her life.

The Linley virtual styling collection includes:

  • FREE introductory phone call
  • Consultation, over the phone or FaceTime
  • Online style development outlining your style refresh
  • I go shopping while you spend time doing what matters most to you!
  • A personalized look book with full outfits you can purchase online, along with resources from me that help you keep up the work!
 

 

MONET

Monet is a successful business owner. In the early stages, she worked hard to get her business off the ground and she continues to work around the clock to keep it afloat. She doesn't have a husband or children of her own, so her business has become her baby. Monet pours herself into her work, her clients and her friends. Although her work is fulfilling, she doesn't have time to spend on herself let alone shop for clothes. She wants to rework her wardrobe to reflect her creative personality and create a style tailored to Monet. 

The Monet style overhaul collection includes:

  • FREE introductory phone call
  • In-person consultation
  • Style development outlining your style refresh
  • I go shopping and style looks reflecting your new style while you spend time doing what matters most to you!
  • We enjoy a VIP fitting together as you try on the dozens of looks I pulled for you - you simply keep what you love and I return the rest!
  • A personalized look book with photos of our fitting, pictures of garments you kept, future outfitting ideas, and inspiration of your updated style
 

 

Lola is a passionate and feminine woman. She had a successful career as a doctor, but has since retired. With all five children out of the house, she's able to travel with her husband, explore more of her interests and socialize with her friends. Along with her leisurely travel, she and her husband oversee world-wide medical missionary work, which takes her all around the world to remote villages and underprivileged countries. When she isn't traveling, she is a member of several organizations that keep her schedule busy. She is passionate about philanthropy, and wants to use the resources she was given to help others and affect positive change. Lola often hosts several benefits, galas and social gatherings each year. She likes fashion and enjoys getting dressed for events, but she never defined her own style and doesn't know what looks best on her. She decided to treat herself to a head-to-toe makeover to completely update her wardrobe, hair, and makeup regimen through a luxurious styling session to achieve her new style.

The Lola head-to-toe makeover collection includes:

  • FREE introductory phone call
  • In-person consultation
  • Style development outlining your new style
  • Professional hair and makeup services
  • Luxury shopping trip with me as your style guru!
  • A personalized look book with photos of our trip, pictures of garments you purchased, future outfitting ideas and inspiration of your updated style

LOLA

 

 

MENA

Mena is magnetic, the life of the party and easily the friendliest girl in the room. She exudes confidence through her style and contagious personality. Mena loves fashion and has her own unique taste, but she has a handful of friends that could use some help. She wants to have a fun night with her friends, so she decides to host a styling party with 10 of her closest (and worst dressed) girlfriends. 

The Mena styling party collection includes:

  • FREE introductory phone call
  • In-person consultation
  • Discounted host fee
  • Accomadations for 5-10 guests
  • 3-hour styling party with pre-determined "theme"
  • Themes can include:
    • Work appropriate looks
    • Date night outfit ideas
    • Vacation/Resort
    • Special Occasions
  • Light snacks and refreshments
  • Gift bags for every guest
 

 

HANNAH

Hannah is the queen of multitasking. She's organized and intelligent, and gets things done efficiently and effectively. She is a new grandmother and loves nothing more than spending time chasing after her grandson and being with her family. She works several part-time jobs: assisting her husband in his business, maintaining the home, providing secretarial and executive assistance for a start-up company, teaching preschool... all of which she excels in. When Hannah isn't working or with her family, she likes to be outdoors reading, walking or biking. With the recent addition to the family, she wants to hire a photographer to capture this new stage of life. Although she has ideas for her family portraits, it requires a lot of planning and coordination for her to do on her own. Hannah needs help cultivating a vision and making sure everyone in the family looks cohesive and put together. The time that she could dedicate to the process is minimal, so she decides to invest in a photoshoot styling session with a personal stylist. That way, she can spend more time on the things that matter most to her.

The Hannah styled photoshoot collection is ideal for family portraits, engagement photos, maternity photos, or senior portraits. The Hannah collection includes:

  • FREE introductory phone call
  • In-person consultation
  • Photoshoot development outlining the photoshoot vision and outfitting ideas
  • A curated list of my preferred Raleigh photographers that will suit your photography needs and capture the photoshoot vision
  • I go shopping for everyone in the family while you spend time doing what matters most to you.
  • We enjoy a VIP fitting together as you and your family try on the looks I pulled for you - you simply keep what you love and I return the rest!

*The Hannah styled photoshoot collection is priced for families/parties no greater than 4 members. Please keep in mind that parties with more than 4 members must pay an additional fee.

 
 

*Travel expenses will be applied if travel outside of the Raleigh-Durham area is required

 
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FASHION STYLING

 
 

COMMERCIAL STYLING
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Image is crucial when you're marketing your business or service. Many businesses look to styling to help revamp their branding or create eye-catching advertising campaigns. During the consultation, I gather information and background on your business, and communicate the best way to promote you or your service through styling while staying true to your brand image. Commercial styling is specified for business use only, in whatever capacity needed (ie. Website images, brand marketing, head shots, lookbooks, etc.).

 

 

MAGAZINE EDITORIAL
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As part or the head of the creative team, I collaborate with all editors and photographers from start to finish on each editorial. I require a consultation and creative briefing with the creative team and full communication during the project. Upon meeting with the editor and/or photographer and cultivating a vision together, I curate and gather clothing and accessories necessary for the photoshoot. I provide direction on the day of the photoshoot, communicate the vision to the team, oversee the work of the make-up artists and hair stylists, partner with the photographer, and dress and style each model. 

 
 

*Travel expenses will be applied if travel outside of the Raleigh-Durham area is required